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Former chief of Oxy Korea indicted in toxic sterilizer probe

Prosecutors indicted a former chief of the South Korean unit of Oxy Reckitt Benckiser on Tuesday over the British firm‘s toxic humidifier sterilizers which resulted in numerous deaths and illnesses h...

Updated : 2016.05.31 19:50

Anti-LGBT pastor booked for violating election law

A 63-year-old female pastor was booked without detention on Tuesday for violation of an election law. Surnamed Choi, the pastor had spread fliers during the election period in April against candidates...

Updated : 2016.05.31 17:29

Attempted rapist gets 3 1/2 years in prison

Ulsan District court on Thursday sentenced a man who attempted to rape a woman to 3 1/2 years in prison, along with 80 hours in a rehabilitation program. The woman had been in the same class as the ma...

Updated : 2016.05.31 17:26

Rights watchdog concerned over forced hospitalization of mentally ill people

National Human Rights Commission chairman Lee Sung-ho on Tuesday expressed concern over the police’s recent decision to hospitalize individuals with mental illness should they show signs of violent or criminal behavior. He said such a measure may trigger unnecessary stigmatization against...

Updated : 2016.05.31 16:52

Police blasted over management of ex-convicts

The police has came under fire for lax management of ex-convicts and their inability to prevent crimes by second offenders, as it was revealed Tuesday that they had failed to monitor an ex-convict suspected of murdering a 63-year-old woman on a mountain trail. The suspected killer, identif...

Updated : 2016.05.31 16:50

Pastor gets 3 years for raping churchgoer

A pastor was handed down three years in prison by the Incheon District Court on Tuesday for raping a female member of his congregation.He was identified only by his last name, Sim, in the sentencing. ...

Updated : 2016.05.31 15:51

Comfort women foundation to focus on healing scars, recovering dignity: committee chief

Head of the newly-launched preparation committee for a foundation to be tasked with helping former comfort women said Tuesday that her focus will be placed on healing their scars and helping them recover their dignity.Kim Tae-hyun, an honorary professor at Sungshin Women's University, adde...

Updated : 2016.05.31 13:37

Political parties vow to roll out safety measures following subway worker's death

South Korea's ruling and opposition parties on Tuesday vowed to roll out safety measures for subway workers, adding they will make efforts to conduct a thorough probe and come up with effective preventive measures.On Saturday, a 19-year-old maintenance worker surnamed Kim died while on dut...

Updated : 2016.05.31 11:10

U.S. soldier to be deported for sexual assault

A U.S. soldier convicted of sexual assault will be deported from Korea and banned from reentry for five years immediately, once a court sentence delivered Friday is confirmed. The soldier, only identi...

Updated : 2016.05.30 16:52

Environment businesses gather in Seoul for expo

The country’s largest environmental exhibition is being held at Coex in Seoul from May 31-June 3, gathering some 250 businesses from 22 countries.The participating enterprises will showcase environment-related technologies and products during the 38th International Exhibition on Environme...

Updated : 2016.05.30 16:48

Exposure to fine dust increases high blood pressure risk: study

Exposure to fine dust increases chances of developing high blood pressure, a study by Seoul National University showed Monday. It is the first time that long-term research has found a correlation betw...

Updated : 2016.05.30 16:34

Minister appeals for labor bills

With the launch of the 20th National Assembly on Monday, the labor minister has renewed calls for the swift passage of bills to boost the sluggish economy and create jobs. The ruling Saenuri Party was...

Updated : 2016.05.30 16:32

South Korean Webtoon artist tackles sexism at home

When South Korean webtoon artist Dangi started working on her eponymous work last year, which deals with her personal experience growing up with two brothers and abusive parents, she did not know how ...

Updated : 2016.05.30 16:29

Prosecution seeks to question Reckitt Benckiser officials

The prosecution is looking to summon officials of U.K.-based company Reckitt Benckiser as part of the humidifier disinfectant probe, officials said Monday. The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Off...

Updated : 2016.05.30 16:28

Chinese migrants number over 1 mln. for first time

The number of Chinese residents in South Korea crossed the 1 million mark for the first time last month owing largely to the increase of the entry of Korean-Chinese migrants hoping to seek jobs here, the country's immigration office report said Monday. According to the monthly report, 1,00...

Updated : 2016.05.30 15:42